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CEP BREXIT Analysis
Trade and Worker Deskilling: How the post-Brexit pound has hurt Britain’s workers Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
May 2019
Paper No' CEPBREXIT15:
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Tags: brexit; eu; trade; wages; jobs; skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade and Worker Deskilling Rui Costa, Swati Dhingra and Stephen Machin
May 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1622:
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JEL Classification: F14; F31; F66; J24; J31


Tags: exchange rate depreciation; trade; wages; training; deskilling; brexit

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Productivity Slowdown and the Declining Labor Share: A Neoclassical Exploration Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield and Thomas Sampson October 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1504:
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JEL Classification: O40; E25


Tags: neoclassical growth; balanced growth; technological progress; capital-skill complementarity; labor share; capital share

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CEP Election Analysis
Education and Skills: The UK Policy Agenda Sandra McNally and Gill Wyness
June 2017
Paper No' CEPEA041:
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Tags: education; expenditure; post-16 education; tuition fees; skills; apprentices


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CEP Discussion Paper
Rethinking Deindustrialization Andrew B. Bernard, Valerie Smeets and Frederic Warzynski
April 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1423:
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JEL Classification: D22; F61; L25


Tags: manufacturing firms; industry switching; employment; skill composition; firm performance; job separation

Government Inquiry or Consultation
Response to the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy for the Apprenticeships Inquiry K Hadjivassilou, Claudia Hupkau, Steven McIntosh, Sandra McNally, Stefan Speckesser and Guglielmo Ventura March 2016
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Tags: education; skills; economy; apprenticeships

Government Inquiry or Consultation
Response to the Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy for the Careers Advice Inquiry Sandra McNally
January 2016
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Tags: education; skills; economy

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CEP Discussion Paper
Balanced Growth Despite Uzawa Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield and Thomas Sampson
January 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1403:
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JEL Classification: J2; E1; O1; O4


Tags: demand; neoclassical growth; balanced growth; technological progress; capital-skill complementarity


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'Balanced Growth Despite Uzawa', Gene M. Grossman, Elhanan Helpman, Ezra Oberfield and Thomas Sampson, American Economic Review, Volume 107, No. 4, April 2017
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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
The Role of Education for Amenity Based Sorting in British Cities Luisa Gagliardi and Teresa Schlüter
September 2015
Paper No' SERCDP0184:
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JEL Classification: R23; R22; J24


Tags: neighborhood characteristics; sorting; amenities; skills; local labour markets; hedonic pricing

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CEP Discussion Paper
Why are Higher Skilled Workers More Mobile Geographically? The Role of the Job Surplus Michael Amior
March 2015
Paper No' CEPDP1338:
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JEL Classification: J24; J61; J64


Tags: internal migration; job search; education; skills

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Employment and Technological Change: On the Geography of Labour Market Adjustments Luisa Gagliardi
October 2014
Paper No' SERCDP0165:
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JEL Classification: R12; R23; R21; O33; J24


Tags: local labour market; employment; technological change; skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Home Computers and Married Women's Labor Supply Alexander C. Lembcke
March 2014
Paper No' CEPDP1260:
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JEL Classification: J24; J22


Tags: married women's labor supply; computer skills and labor supply; us cps

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Importance of Rank Position Richard Murphy and Felix Weinhardt
September 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1241:
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JEL Classification: I21; J24; D01


Tags: rank; non-cognitive skills; peer effects

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CEP Discussion Paper
A Question of Degree: The Effects of Degree Class on Labor Market Outcomes Andy Feng and Georg Graetz
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1221:
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JEL Classification: C26; I24; J24; J31


Tags: high skill wage inequality; regression discontinuity design; statistical discrimination

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CEP Discussion Paper
Explaining Cross-Racial Differences in the Educational Gender Gap Esteban Aucejo
May 2013
Paper No' CEPDP1220:
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JEL Classification: I2; J15; J16


Tags: gender gap; college enrollment; non-cognitive skills; cognitive skills; race

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Access All Areas? The Impact of Fees and Background on Student Demand for Postgraduate Higher Education in the UK Philip Wales February 2013
Paper No' SERCDP0128:
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JEL Classification: C25; I2; J24; D12


Tags: education; human capital; skills; consumer economics: empirical analysis

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CEP Special Report
Investing for Prosperity: Skills, Infrastructure and Innovation Philippe Aghion, Timothy Besley, John Browne, Francesco Caselli, Richard Lambert, Rachel Lomax, Christopher Pissarides, Nick Stern and John Van Reenen January 2013
Paper No' CEPSP28:
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Tags: gdp; innovation; infrasstructure; uk economy; skills; apprenticeships; education; government policy

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CentrePiece Article
Immigration and the UK Labour Market David Metcalf
December 2012
Paper No' CEPCP381:
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CentrePiece 17 (3) Winter 2012


Tags: immigration; government policy; eu; migration policy; work skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Selection into Trade and Wage Inequality Thomas Sampson
June 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1152:
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JEL Classification: F16; J31


Tags: wage inequality; matching; technology; skills; trade

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CEP Discussion Paper
Gender Gaps in Performance: Evidence from Young Lawyers Ghazala Azmat and Rosa Ferrer
March 2012
Paper No' CEPDP1136:
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JEL Classification: M52; J16; K40; J44


Tags: performance measures; gender gaps; high-skilled professionals

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CEP Discussion Paper
Assignment Reversals: Trade, Skill Allocation and Wage Inequality Thomas Sampson
December 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1105:
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JEL Classification: J30; L60; O30


Tags: skilled labor; productivity; workforce; wage inequality; skill intensity reversal

CEP Discussion Paper
A Model for the Delivery of Evidence-Based PSHE (Personal Wellbeing) in Secondary Schools John Coleman, Daniel Hale and Richard Layard August 2011
Paper No' CEPDP1071:
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JEL Classification: I1; I18; I2


Tags: health education; social-emotional learning; life-skills; prevention

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Whether to Hire Local Contract Teachers? Trade-off Between Skills and Preferences in India Sonja Fagernäs and Panu Pelkonen
July 2011
Paper No' SERCDP0083:
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JEL Classification: H75; J24; J41; J45


Tags: discrete choice experiment; education; para-teachers; preferences; skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Import Competition from and Outsourcing to China: A Curse or Blessing for Firms? Giordano Mion and Linke Zhu
December 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1038:
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JEL Classification: F14; F16; L25


Tags: import competition; outsourcing; china; skill upgrading; technological change

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CEP Discussion Paper
Heterogeneous Worker Ability and Team-Based Production: Evidence from Major League Baseball, 1920-2009 Alex Bryson, Rafael Gomez and Kerry L. Papps October 2010
Paper No' CEPDP1015:
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JEL Classification: L23; L25; L83; M51


Tags: skill dispersion; baseball; firm performance

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Does the Rotten Child Spoil His Companion? Spatial Peer Effects Among Children in Rural India Christian Helmers and Manasa Patnam October 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0059:
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JEL Classification: C21; O15; R23


Tags: children; peer effects; cognitive skills; india

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SERC/Urban and Spatial Programme Discussion Paper
Geography or Economics? A Micro-Level Analysis of the Determinants of Degree Choice in the Context of Regional Economic Disparities in the UK Philip Wales September 2010
Paper No' SERCDP0056:
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JEL Classification: C25; I2; J24; R23


Tags: education; human capital; skills; regional labour markets

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CentrePiece Article
In brief: Producing superstars for the economic World Cup Lant Pritchett and Martina Viarengo
July 2010
Paper No' CEPCP310:
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CentrePiece 15 (1) Summer 2010


Tags: skills; education policy; mexico; economic competition

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Parents' Basic Skills and Childrens' Cognitive Outcomes Elena Meschi, Anna Vignoles and Augustin de Coulon
December 2008
Paper No' CEEDP0104:
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JEL Classification: I21;J13;J24


Tags: basic skills; intergenerational transfer; education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Trade, Technology Adoption and Wage Inequalities: Theory and Evidence Maria Bas
December 2008
Paper No' CEPDP0902:
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JEL Classification: F10; F12;F41


Tags: firm heterogeneity; trade reforms; technology adoption; skill premium; plant panel data

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
An Analysis of the Benefit of NVQ2 Qualifications Acquired at Age 26-34 Anna Vignoles and Augustin de Coulon
October 2008
Paper No' CEEDP0106:
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Tags: skills; vocational qualifications; lifelong learning

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Early Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills on Later Outcomes Pedro Carneiro, Claire Crawford and Alissa Goodman
October 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0092:
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Tags: cognitive skills; non-cognitive skills; labour maket outcomes; education outcomes; social outcomes

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CEP Discussion Paper
Information Technology, Organization, and Productivity in the Public Sector: Evidence from Police Departments Luis Garicano and Paul Heaton October 2007
Paper No' CEPDP0826:
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JEL Classification: L23; M5; O33; K42


Tags: information technology; management practices; skills; productivity; police

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Impact of Computer Use, Computer Skills and Computer Use Intensity: Evidence from WERS 2004. Peter Dolton and Panu Pelkonen August 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0081:
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Tags: ict; skills

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Over-Education and the Skills of UK Graduates Arnaud Chevalier and Joanne Lindley
August 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0079:
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JEL Classification: J24; J31; I2


Tags: over-education; skills

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
The Value of Basic Skills in the British Labour Market Oscar Marcenaro Gutierrez, Anna Vignoles and Augustin de Coulon
May 2007
Paper No' CEEDP0077:
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Tags: skills; labour market; literacy; numeracy

Manpower Human Resource Lab Paper
Leeway for the Loyal: A Model of Employee Discretion Francis Green
April 2007
Paper No' MHRLDP0002:
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Tags: discretion; autonomy; targets; job satisfaction; skill; monitoring; organisational commitment.

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CEP Discussion Paper
The Effect of Trade on the Demand for Skill - Evidence from the Interstate Highway System Guy Michaels
December 2006
Paper No' CEPDP0772:
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JEL Classification: F16; J23; J31


Tags: skill premium; trade; highways

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Accounting for Intergenerational Income Persistence: Non-Cognitive Skills, Ability and Education Jo Blanden, Paul Gregg, Lindsey Macmillan and Lindsey Macmillan September 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0073:
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JEL Classification: J62; J13; J31


Tags: intergenerational mobility; children; skills

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Which Skills Matter? Pedro Carneiro, Claire Crawford and Alissa Goodman
July 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0059:
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Tags: cognitive skills; non-cognitive skills; ncds; schooling; labour market outcomes

CEE/Education and Skills Programme Discussion Paper
Using Rate of Return Analyses to Understand Sector Skill Needs Nattavudh Powdthavee and Anna Vignoles
July 2006
Paper No' CEEDP0070:
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Tags: returns to education; sector skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Changes in Returns to Education in Latin America: the Role of Demand and Supply of Skills Marco Manacorda, Carolina Sanchez-Paramo and Norbert Schady December 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0712:
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JEL Classification: J23; J24; O15


Tags: returns to education; demand and supply of skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Product Market Competition Returns to Skill and Wage Inequality María Guadalupe
May 2005
Paper No' CEPDP0686:
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JEL Classification: J31; J33; L22; D21


Tags: wage structure; returns to skill; product market competition

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CEP Discussion Paper
Entrepreneurship: Can the Jack-of-All-Trades Attitude be Aquired? Olmo Silva
December 2004
Paper No' CEPDP0665:
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JEL Classification: M13; J23; J24


Tags: entrepreneurship; occupational choice; skills

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CEP Discussion Paper
Does Inequality in Skills Explain Inequality of Earnings Across Advanced Countries? Dan Devroye and Richard Freeman
November 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0552:
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JEL Classification: J31


Tags: wage inequality; distribution of skills; skills and education

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CEP Discussion Paper
Spanish Unemployment Persistence and the Ladder Effect Fabrice Collard, Raquel Fonseca and Rafael Munoz
July 2002
Paper No' CEPDP0538:
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JEL Classification: E24;J64


Tags: matching models; low-skilled unemployment; mismatch

CEP Discussion Paper
The Multi-Dimensional Nature of Labour Demmand and Skill Biased Technical Change E Mellander
February 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0440:
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Tags: robustness test; labor quality; heterogeneous low-skilled; manufacturing application

CEP Discussion Paper
Computers are even more important than you thought: An Analysis of the changing skill-intensity of jobs A Felstead, D Gallie and Francis Green January 2000
Paper No' CEPDP0439:
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Tags: skills; computer; education; training